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Witness for the Prosecution

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Cleveland Foundation Cuyahoga Arts and Culture Ohio Arts Council

February 15 - March 10, 2019

Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square

Witness for the Prosecution

By Agatha Christie
Directed by Charles Fee
Run Time: 2 hours & 25 minutes (including intermission)

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$15 - $80 / Students $13
or call 216.241.6000 or visit the Playhouse Square Ticket Office

You are hereby summoned to jury duty!

For this production, ONSTAGE SEATING sections will surround the playing area to create an immersive experience for audiences. Patrons seated in the stage right Onstage Seating section will be incorporated into the action of the play as members of the jury! (Stage right Jury Duty Onstage Seating is limited to audience members 18 years and older.)

Synopsis:
The stakes are high as Leonard Vole is accused of murdering a widow to inherit her wealth. Can this defendant convince the jury, and you, of his innocence and escape the hangman’s noose despite shocking courtroom testimony and impassioned gallery outbursts? Witness as Leonard and his lawyers struggle to untangle the truth in a whodunit suspense-thriller that will keep you guessing until the gavel’s last echo…and beyond.


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Greta (actor, Laura Welsh Berg*) is charmed by Leonard Vole (actor, Taha Mandviwala*) as Mr. Mayhew (actor, Lynn Robert Berg*) looks on in the Great Lakes Theater production of WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Mr. Mayhew (actor, Lynn Robert Berg*) considers as a new case presents itself in the Great Lakes Theater production of WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Sir Wilfred Robarts, Q.C. (actor, Aled Davies*) discusses the possibilities with Leonard Vole (actor, Taha Mandviwala*) and Mr. Mayhew (actor, Lynn Robert Berg*) in the Great Lakes Theater production of WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Leonard Vole (actor, Taha Mandviwala*) is distraught as Mr. Mayhew (actor, Lynn Robert Berg*) looks on in the Great Lakes Theater production of WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Romaine Vole (actor, Jodi Dominick*) enters the picture in the Great Lakes Theater production of WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Romaine Vole (actor, Jodi Dominick*) discusses her side of things with Sir Wilfred Robarts, Q.C. (actor, Aled Davies*) and Mr. Mayhew (actor, Lynn Robert Berg*) in the Great Lakes Theater production of WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through March 10 (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Leonard Vole (actor, Taha Mandviwala*) enters the courtroom in the Great Lakes Theater production WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

The prosecution begins opening arguments lead by Mr. Meyers, Q.C. (actor, Nick Steen*) in the Great Lakes Theater production WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Inspector Hearne (actor, Alex Syiek*) gives testimony as Mr. Justice Wainwright (actor, David Anthony Smith*), the Clerk (actor, Andy Nagraj*) and the Court Stenographer (actor, Liz Krane) look on in the Great Lakes Theater production WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Sir Wilfred Robarts, Q.C. (actor, Aled Davies*) cross examines Inspector Hearne (actor, Alex Syiek*) as Mr. Justice Wainwright (actor, David Anthony Smith*) oversees the proceedings in the Great Lakes Theater production WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through March 10.

It is Dr. Wyatt's (actor, D.A. Taylor*) turn in the witness box as Mr. Justice Wainwright (actor, David Anthony Smith*) and the Clerk (actor, Andy Nagraj*) listen to his testimony in the Great Lakes Theater production WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Sparks fly during the testimony of Janet MacKenzie (actor, Jillian Kates*) as Sir Wilfred Robarts, Q.C. (actor, Aled Davies*) cross examines in front of Mr. Justice Wainwright (actor, David Anthony Smith) and the Clerk (actor, Andy Nagraj*) in the Great Lakes Theater production of WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Mr. Justice Wainwright (actor, David Anthony Smith*) and the Clerk (actor, Andy Nagraj*) consider Clegg's (actor, Laura Welsh Berg*) testimony in Great Lakes Theater production of WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

The Court (actors, Aled Davies*, Lynn Robert Berg*, Nick Steen*, Gene Stromberg, David Anthony Smith* and Ben Kemper) is stunned by the entrance of Romaine Vole (actor, Jodi Dominick*) in the Great Lakes Theater production of WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Romaine Vole (actor, Jodi Dominick*) is cross examined by Sir Wilfred Robarts, Q.C. (actor, Aled Davies*) as Mr. Justice Wainwright (actor, David Anthony Smith*) and the Clerk (actor, Andy Nagraj*) look on in the Great Lakes Theater production WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Leonard Vole (actor, Taha Mandviwala*) takes the stand in the Great Lakes Theater production WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Mr. Meyers, Q.C. (actor, Nick Steen*) takes his turn grilling the defendant, Leonard Vole (actor, Taha Mandviwala*) as Mr. Justice Wainwright (actor, David Anthony Smith*) and the clerk (actor, Andy Nagraj*) consider the testimony. in the Great Lakes Theater production WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Sir Wilfred Robarts, Q. C. (actor, Aled Davies*) presents a compelling story in the Great Lakes Theater production WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Romaine Vole (actor, Jodi Dominick*) collapses in court after some bad news as the police officer (actor, Daniel Telford) comes to her aid in the Great Lakes Theater production WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

Mr. Mayhew (actor, Lynn Robert Berg*), Sir Wilfred Robarts, Q. C. (actor, Aled Davies*) and Leonard Vole (actor, Taha Mandviwala*) discuss the trial in the Great Lakes Theater production WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION at the Hanna Theatre, Playhouse Square which runs through March 10. (Photo by Roger Mastroianni)

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION scenic design scale model. (Designer: Gage Williams)

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION scenic design scale model. (Designer: Gage Williams)

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION scenic design scale model. (Designer: Gage Williams)

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION scenic design scale model. (Designer: Gage Williams)

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION costume design rendering for Greta. (Designer: Esther Haberlen)

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION costume design rendering for Carter. (Designer: Esther Haberlen)

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION costume design rendering for Leonard. (Designer: Esther Haberlen)

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION costume design rendering for Mr. Mayhew. (Designer: Esther Haberlen)

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION costume design rendering for Sir Wilfred Robarts Q.C. (Designer: Esther Haberlen)

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION costume design rendering for Myers Q.C. (Designer: Esther Haberlen)

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION costume design rendering for Romaine Vole. (Designer: Esther Haberlen)

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION costume design rendering for Romaine Vole. (Designer: Esther Haberlen)

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION costume design rendering for the Clerk of Courts. (Designer: Esther Haberlen)

WITNESS FOR THE PROSECUTION costume design rendering for Justice Wainwright. (Designer: Esther Haberlen)

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